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Object Lookup Value in Remote Sender

I'm doing a remote data sender plugin and would like to send the description of an object lookup field. It seems it sends the ID by default. Does anyone know of a way to send the text of the object rather than the key?
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  • Dear Chris,

    When working with object lookup questions you need to keep in mind the specific referencing format of this question type. When using standard Qx.Ay reference Ay part stands for the field number in your data model. That is why the reference that you provide has to represent the field number of your data model. For example if you have 3 fields in your data model and you want to reference the second field, you need to use the Qx.A2 reference, where Qx is the object lookup question number in your form/survey.

    Please try amending the plugin settings in the following way and let us know if you have any further question.
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  • That did it. Thank you.

    Are the referencing formats for the different question types somewhere I can refer to if I run into this sort of thing with another question type?
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  • Justin (Senior Support Analyst) July 20, 2016 20:38
    Dear Chris,

    I'm sorry to say that there isn't a central location for a description of this notation, which is used by quite a few application features. Two of the most popular are Advanced Logic and Piping, so you can learn a lot about the power of this notation from those pages. In addition, here is a more focused explanation:

    Qx.Ay.Cz notation can be used in whole or in part to refer to the locations of answers to questions. The x is replaced with the question number, the y with the number of the answer (or row, for scale questions), and z is replaced with the column number in scale questions.

    Shorter versions are used for simpler question types, like just Qx to refer to whichever answer was chosen in a "Pick one" or "Dropdown box" question, or Qx.Ay to refer to a specific answer field in a "Single line text with pre-format options" question or certain field in a Data Model used by an Object Lookup question. You can even use Qx.Cz in logic features to indicate that you are looking for a particular rating in a scale question, while not being concerned with which row it may have been selected on.

    I hope these details are helpful. If you have any further questions, you may want to take advantage of our Live Support chat or give us a call.
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